Winner of the 2013 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction, Kate Flora to sign Redemption, a Joe Burgess mystery at Beyond the Sea Book Festival, Saturday, July 26th, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

By Beyond the Sea | Jul 17, 2014

About Redemption:   In the third book in this star-reviewed Portland, Maine-based police procedural series, Detective Joe Burgess's hopes for a more normal life slam up against the ugly reality of his job.  On his way to a Columbus Day picnic with the foster children his girlfriend, Chris, hopes to adopt, Burgess is flagged down by two boys fishing off a pier who think they've spotted a body in the water.  Picnic canceled, Burgess spends a gorgeous fall day supervising the retrieval of the body, only to find, during the ME's preliminary exam, that he is looking at someone he knows--Burgess must find out the who, and why, of his lost friend's death, an investigation that will undoubtedly keep readers hooked until the very end.

About the Author: Award-winning mystery and true crime writer Kate Flora is the author of 14 books, including the true crime story Death Dealer and the novel And Grant You Peace, both forthcoming in the fall of 2014.  Her book Finding Amy (true crime), co-written with a Portland, Maine deputy police chief, was a 2007 Edgar Award nominee.  Kate's other titles include the Thea Kozak mysteries and the starred-review Joe Burgess police series, the third of which, Redemption, won the 2013 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction.

Kate is a founding member the New England Crime Bake conference, a founder of Level Best Books where she worked as an editor and publisher for seven years and has served as international president of Sisters in Crime.  In an earlier life she was an attorney, protecting battered kids and chasing deadbeat dads for the Maine attorney general's office, and representing the Maine Human Rights Commission.  There she learned all a crime writer needs to know about the human propensity to commit horrible acts.

When she's not riding an ATV through the Canadian woods or hiding in a tick-infested field waiting to be found by search and rescue dogs as research for her books, Kate can be found teaching writing at Grub Street in Boston.

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